OBESITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Did you know that one in four adults are classified as clinically obese?   This means that one in every four of your employees could be obese and require additional adjustments to support their comfort and overall wellbeing.   In …

NATIONAL HEART HEALTH MONTH

February is the British Heart Foundation’s, National Heart Health Month and we are all encouraged to learn as much as possible about looking after our hearts   Many deaths and preventable disabilities in the UK are caused by heart related …

Getting to work in winter weather

Snow, rain or ice , as well as lower light levels or glare from the low sun are all conditions that can make the winter commute very hazardous. Driving in these types of weather can be extremely stressful and require …

Cold Weather Working

Cold weather brings lots of worries for employers and employees alike. Main concerns include travel, absenteeism, illnesses and general health and safety. In this post, we aim to give a little practical advice to help you to handle the biggest …

How To Make Hot Desking Work for Your Company

Hot desking can have many benefits for your business and can be especially useful for companies that have smaller offices or for organisations who promote flexible working. However, there can be a variety of barriers to the successful implementation of …

Why Are Office Kitchen Areas So Important?

Interior design trends are clearly showing that kitchens are becoming the new domestic hub. This trend is now spilling over to the work place and it’s easy to see why.   A well designed kitchen area, breakout space or canteen, …

Getting Through Winter at the Office

Most staff will be waking up to dark mornings and leaving the office in the dark. It’s cold and rainy, so commutes are even more miserable and there’s less to do during leisure time outside of the office. Christmas is …

How Can I Manage Stress At Work?

On Stress Awareness Day, we look at some ways that stress at work can be managed   Don’t stay silent If your workload is too overwhelming, talk to your manager or a colleague. Explain to them why you’re struggling, especially …

Ergonomic Tips for Teachers

Although teachers are not necessarily sat down for as long as office workers, they are still just as susceptible to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)     Standing for extended periods of time, bending or crouching down to low desks and chairs, …

How Can You Improve Children’s Spinal and Postural Health at School?

Is your classroom ergonomical?   Musculoskeletal disorders and back pain account for 31 million of lost working days due to absenteeism. The costs to the economy are huge and perhaps that’s why prevention or intervention for these issues tends to …